pulsewidth modulation wrote:Well, that's what PD is portraying to the public right now. Seeing it is campaign season, I'm sure Lisa Subeck would lose a lot of support/votes if A. King immediately aimed for the jugular. I guarantee they will demand that every incandescent light in the city be replaced some time after the election.
Since my name seems to have come up in connection with this proposal, I thought I should clarify that I am not running for any office so I don't really have any votes to lose.
If you're curious about my non-candidate opinion, I like the part of the proposal as it relates to common areas. I think it's silly to require the bulbs inside individual units.
Personally, I hate compact fluorescent lighting and would change the bulbs as soon as I moved in if I were a renter. Additionally, the landlord will realize the direct long-term savings (in our condo buildings, it took between one and two years to cover our costs via the energy savings when we replaced our common area fixtures) for the common areas but not necessarily for within the apartments, and that non-recoverable cost outlay could be huge if replacing fixtures and bulbs in a large number of units.
Beyond that, it seems reasonable to regulate energy use within the common areas of the building but not so reasonable to regulate it within individual living spaces.
That's just my two-cents and obviously does not represent the opinion of everyone in Progressive Dane. Yes, we do stray from groupthink, folks.
PS - Aaron Backer is the challenger to Jed Sanborn in District 1. Like I said, I am not running.